Pakistan Super League draft. Credit: Twitter

The stage for the next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been set with the franchises picking their best 18 players to go for the high-profile competition. The PSL 2020 draft took place on December 6 (Friday), and all the franchises have tried to solve the puzzle that can lead them to the high-profile trophy when the tournament gets underway next year.

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Meanwhile, for the first time, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to host the entire PSL in their country. Previously, the league stages were played in the United Arab Emirates before hosting the playoff stages in Pakistan. Usually, overseas players were reluctant to visit the country over security reasons. But with international once again resuming, PCB has taken a bold step to host the full tournament in their country.

PSL 2020: Here Are The Full Squad Of All 6 Franchises
Quetta Gladiators with the PSL 2019 trophy. Credit: Twitter

The six-team franchise-based tournament which started in 2015 has gained a lot of fan base in all these years. The popularity has only gone up with each passing year and is one of the top leagues after Indian Premier League and Big Bash League. The competition unfolds in a double round-robin format before the top four teams with the best record qualify for the playoffs and culminate in the championship game, the PSL Cup Final.

So far, Islamabad United have the most successful team winning the trophy twice while Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi have lifted the title once each. The upcoming edition will be an opportunity for the other side to end their barren run in the PSL. Meanwhile, with the draft done and dusted, the franchises have tried to pick the best team available for the lucrative T20 tournament.

Here are the full squads of the all the six franchises of PSL 2020:

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Quetta Gladiators

Platinum: Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Jason Roy

Diamond: Shane Watson (mentor), Ahmed Shehzad, Ben Cutting

Gold: Umar Akmal (ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed

Silver: Ahsan Ali, Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan, Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir

Emerging: Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan

Supplementary: Keemo Paul, Khurram Manzoor

Lahore Qalandars

Platinum: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Lynn

Diamond: Shaheen Shah Afridi (brand ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari

Gold: Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Samit Patel

Silver: Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali

Emerging: M Faizan

Supplementary: Lendl Simmons, Dilbar Hussain

Multan Sultans

Platinum: Mohammad Irfan, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw

Diamond: Shahid Afridi (mentor), Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara

Gold: James Vince (brand ambassador), Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir

Silver: Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen

Emerging: Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir

Supplementary: Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti

Islamabad United

Platinum: Shadab Khan, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram

Diamond: Faheem Ashraf (brand ambassador), Asif Ali, Colin Munro

Gold: Luke Ronchi (mentor), Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees

Silver: Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Zafar Gohar, Phil Salt

Emerging: Aqif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah

Supplementary: Saif Badar, Rassie van der Dussen

Peshawar Zalmi

Platinum: Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz

Diamond: Kamran Akmal (brand ambassador), Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik

Gold: Darren Sammy (mentor), Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson

Silver: Umar Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin

Emerging: Amir Khan, Amir Ali

Supplementary: Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan

Karachi Kings

Platinum: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales,

Diamond: Imad Wasim (brand ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan

Gold: Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport

Silver: Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrance, Ali Khan

Emerging: Umer Khan, Arshad Iqbal

Supplementary: Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia

Ankush Das

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